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Tim Gunn hopes for fur-free future


USA/Tim Gunn, famous for urging contestants on the reality show Project Runway to “make it work”, has a new message for the fashion industry: Take Responsibility. 

Gunn, also the creative director of Liz Claiborne Inc and a former chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons, is working with PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, to spread the word that wearing clothing made from animal products is cruel.

People “have a responsibility to know about this. And if you’re going to use fur, you at least need to know which fur sources are less abusive than others, and if you have to use fur, then go to those sources first.”

Gunn is the narrator for the group’s latest video, called “Fashion Victims,” which among other things shows graphic footage of rabbits and snakes being skinned.